More From Dollywood and there are plenty of more photos over there if you want to check those out but the ones I am posting here today are ones that I feel turned out exceptionally well especially since all I used was my iPhone to take them. This is the first time I haven't taken an actual camera on vacation to take my 'good' photos. Needless to say I was pleased with the outcome. We were trying to travel light and most of what we did pack was for Paco. We drove over 10 hours in my Fiat and it certainly got the job done. We averaged about 400 miles a tank. We only spent a bit over $100 for gas so that was AWESOME. Now on to the photos, eh!? This first one is one of the many mills that Dollywood featured. It was functional and festive. Inside you were able to purchase their fresh made breads that they made daily.
I mentioned in another post that we visited Dollywood at the beginning of this years Gospel and Harvest Time Festival. It last about a month and a half and features over 350 live performances throughout the theme park.
While we were there we did see a number of preachers, reverends, pastors, etc from different denominations and faiths. There's a small church there that is named after the doctor who delivered Dolly Parton as a baby.
This one was behind a kiosk. I couldn't believe that it wasn't more out in the open! It stood about 6 to 6 and a half feet tall, had 3 floors, windows, doors, a deck, etc. It was very beautiful! If we visit Dollywood again...I just might have to try and count how many birdhouses I see!
As you can see this is almost like a Christmas Tree made out of potted flowers that tier into the sky. Behind it was Hay, Wheat, Corn Stalks, and other festive decor.
You can tell that Dollywood goes above and beyond to change things up and make the place look amazing! I hear that Christmas Time is even more involved, too!
We saw several people working on adding lights to many of the standing structures. I bet they were getting ready for the Christmas Time Festival. I'm sure it takes a LONG time to decorate for that!